Dreamer 2 Creator Business Magazine Issue 6

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Taking The Plunge In A Crisis


ooking back on my business and its growth, it is not what I envisioned when I started. Growing up, I never truly found anything I was “good� at. Friends and family members excelled at sports, music, and more, while I felt empty and struggling to find something in my life towards which I could excel. Two and a half years ago, while severely mentally struggling, I found that thing that I had been looking for.

routine, and as any mother who has dealt with anxiety and depression can tell you, it was no easy task. My son was a baby who always had to have something in his mouth. Whether that being a soother, his hands, or anything he could get his hands on. While looking to find a safe option for him to chew on, I went way beyond my comfort zone and decided to start my own business and create Little Chomperz Teethers.


tarting, I never would have believed the overwhelming support and success that I have had in my small business. What began as a hobby to keep myself busy and take control of my anxiety has now become a way to allow myself to stay at home with my children and have a small amount of financial freedom to do activities with them. It has also allowed me to feel a sense of purpose and belonging outside of being a mother and wife. Being able to push myself, and wanting to keep things organized and run my business a certain way has helped me learn not to give up.

eptember 2017, I was exhausted both mentally and physically. I had a three-year-old, a two-month-old, Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. I was struggling to adjust to our new



s the sole owner of my business, life can become hectic, trying to balance everything. Trying to keep a business successful while raising kids can be a juggling act most days. The majority of my work takes place after my kids go to bed for the night, with creating pieces, ordering supplies, packaging items, and arranging orders to be dropped off or mailed out. Making items, especially for little ones, can be a long, tedious process to ensure that they are meeting proper safety regulations. When starting out there was definitely a lot of trial and error to ensure I met those standards, but after a lot of research, planning, and time put in, I am very proud of and confident in the quality DRE A ME R 2 C RE A T O R B USI N ESS M A G A Z I N E

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